Psychometric testing is now a fundamental part of recruitment. Even so, every day more companies are integrating it as part of their process in getting the right people for the job.
A psychometric profile can be an excellent addition to a candidate CV. Employers get a better understanding about what makes a candidate tick and how they behave.
There are many forms of psychometric analysis. The People Pod uses the internationally recognised DISC version.
What does DISC measure?
DISC measures four factors of an individual's behaviour: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance. They can be characterised as assertiveness, communication, patience and structure.
DISC also interprets the relationships between these factors. For example, a highly Dominant person with a high level of Influence will behave quite differently to an equally Dominant individual with a low level of Influence. The factors combine like this to generate (theoretically) around one million different profiles.
Using this information, DISC can be used to describe a person's general working style, their motivations and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, and some of the basic assumptions they make about other people. It can also go far in helping to predict how a person will react or perform in various circumstances.
Using behavioural profiling tools helps candidates understand more about themselves and the roles for which they are most suited. A DISC profile will also help them focus on their strengths and differentiate themselves from others at interview.
Generate easy to understand profile reports on your candidates.
However, don't take our word for it. As you can see from the following quote, psychometric testing is fast becoming an integral part of the recruitment process.
"It has been estimated that some 70 per cent of UK organisations test their workforce either for personality or ability before making a job offer or conferring a promotion." - Personnel Today magazine
To discuss psychometric profiling, speak to a member of the team on 0871 789 4111